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Slaves to Sweetness: British and Caribbean Literatures of Sugar

Carl Plasa


Apparently innocuous, sugar is a substance that brings with it a profound disquiet, not least because of its direct links with the histories of slavery in the New World. These links have long been a source of critical fascination, generating several landmark analyses, ranging from Fernando Ortis' Cuban Counterpoint: Tobacco and Sugar (1940) and Noël Deerr's monumental two-volume The History of Sugar (1949–50) to Sidney Mintz's Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History (1985). The book not only examines the traditional classic studies but also the hitherto largely ignored work p ... More

Keywords: sugar, slavery, New World, Caribbean authors, Fernando Ortis, Noël Deerr, Sidney Mintz

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9781846311840
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846315701


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carl Plasa, author